Chaska considers a pedestrian-friendly vision for downtown block

Chaska considers a pedestrian-friendly vision for downtown block

The city is hiring a consultant to begin sketching a vision for City Square West in downtown.
West Metro
August 21

Dangerous toxic algae levels put Edina lake off limits to people, pets

Citing dangerous levels of toxic algae, officials have issued a health warning for Lake Cornelia in Edina, saying people and animals should not come into…
West Metro
August 20
John Beise's vintage truck was parked next to his house when a drunk driver wrecked it.

Vintage farm truck survives 76 years, then is totaled by drunken driver

Suspected drunken driver totals Mound man's vintage Chevy.
West Metro
August 20

Moped rider dies from collision in Richfield

A moped rider who collided with a vehicle in Richfield has died, authorities said Sunday.Scott D. Einbinder, 61, of Minneapolis, died at his home Wednesday,…
West Metro
August 20
Viridian’s Fact Duty gun-mounted camera automatically starts capturing sound and video when the gun is pulled from the holster.

Minnesota company sells camera that police can put on gun

Maple Plain manufacturer makes a small device that records a gun's movements; several departments have offered to try them out.
West Metro
August 19

Edina's Morningside neighborhood braces for inevitable change

Anticipated redevelopment at France and 44th has residents debating the area's identity and future.
West Metro
August 18

West metro police blotter, Aug. 20

CHANHASSEN JULY 22 Underage consumption. Officers responded to a report of disturbing the peace at a home in the 3900 block of Maple Shores Drive.…
West Metro
August 18

West metro news briefs: Construction to begin on senior housing project in Excelsior

Construction will begin this month on an independent senior housing development in Excelsior, the first of its kind there.The 115-unit Waters of Excelsior complex, near…
West Metro
August 18

Vows renewed at Mall of America

David and Elizabeth Weinlick renewed their vows Friday, 19 years after the were introduced and married at the Mall of America. The couple got married after knowing each other for just five minutes. They are saying "I do" again after a terminal cancer diagnosis for David.
West Metro
August 18

Golden Valley library closed Friday due to water issue

Hennepin County Library in Golden Valley will be closed on Friday, Aug. 18, because of an interruption in the water supply. It will reopen Saturday.…
West Metro
August 17

Mail fraud lands Lake Minnetonka millionaire back in jail after time served for welfare fraud

Colin Chisholm gets 4 more years after serving time for welfare fraud.
Variety
August 16
David and Elizabeth Weinlick at their 1998 Mall of America wedding.

19 years after MOA marriage, wife and terminally ill husband will renew vows

A couple who got married at Mall of America after knowing each other for just five minutes are saying 'I do' again, this time amid a terminal cancer diagnosis.
West Metro
August 16
Law enforcement officials investigate an explosion at the Dar Al-Faroo...

FBI offering $30,000 reward for help in probe of Bloomington mosque explosion

FBI says the investigation is its "top priority" in Minneapolis.
West Metro
August 16
Free-speech advocate Randall Tigue, 58, has moved to Virginia to take a job as an in-house lawyer for a company that operates a national chain of adult night clubs.

Minnesota Supreme Court again suspends attorney Randall Tigue

Randall Tigue, who is best known for his adult entertainment clients, must wait two years before he can be reinstated.
West Metro
August 16

Met Council approves rail agreements for Southwest light rail

Concerns about a concrete wall along a part of the route concern Minneapolis officials and state lawmakers.
West Metro
August 16
A former Mrs. Minnesota, Jennifer Kline, of Wayzata, was convicted of felony theft by swindle for switching price tags on clothing she bought at the Southdale Macy's store, authorities said.

Former Mrs. Minnesota convicted of switching price tags on clothes

Jennifer Kline could get jail time for Macy's clothing scheme.
West Metro
August 15

Tevlin: Two kids were able to play with toy guns and not get killed

This is now the world in which we live.
West Metro
August 15

Construction bids submitted for Southwest light rail, but challenges remain

Move is a "milestone" but bids now face scrutiny from Met Council staff.
West Metro
August 15

2 exotic car drivers among those roaring along I-394 plead guilty to lowest charge

Six have now pleaded guilty, five won dismissals and one case remains pending.
West Metro
August 15

Man killed when his unoccupied car rolls over him in Wright County

The 64-year-old was hit while retrieving groceries from his car on the sloped driveway.
Home & Garden
August 15

$5.25M Lake Minnetonka mansion on Tonka Bay has indoor grotto with waterfall

The 11,193-square-foot home on Lake Minnetonka is entertainment central with everything from a spa-style grotto to an upstairs billiards room warmed by a stone fireplace.